Best Value for Flips, Tricks, and Trapeze - 2013
The last few years have been tough for the S.F. Circus Center. There were leadership changes, a mysterious closure, and a surge in competition from other schools (some run by alumni). But the organization that spawned the Bay Area's flourishing circus scene isn't going away. They're firing back with a value package unmet by the upstart schools. The new unlimited program allows students to pay $155-$199 per month and train as often as they like. It's not totally unlimited: Students can take up to two classes per day, for a maximum of 50 per month, and a few classes have wait lists. But with classes seven days a week, and teachers like Mr. Lu Yi of the famed Nanjing Acrobatic Troupe on staff, it's still the best deal under the big top.